Tenuta Caparzo

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.0750 ratings
9.085 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Mint, tomato skin, yogurt, sour cream, rosemary, and thyme. A touch of Brett. Elevated acid, tannin, and abv.

Mint, tomato skin, yogurt, sour cream, rosemary, and thyme. A touch of Brett. Elevated acid, tannin, and abv.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Chris McClellan

Dried/tart blackcherry...earth, dust...tannin and acid slightly diminished...fun, but not awesome...

Dried/tart blackcherry...earth, dust...tannin and acid slightly diminished...fun, but not awesome...

Nov 17th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

The name of the estate comes from "Ca' Pazzo", shown on ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 which are vineyards, 4 are olive groves, 87 which are wooded and 45 are to be planted with new vines. Vivid deep Ruby with a berry fruit bouquet and hints of smoke, aged for 2 years on oak. On the palate cherry & strawberry flavors, with leather, cacao and tar notes. Softening nicely, has lively acidity and approachable tannins, lingering ending with tobacco oak finish. Tasting Sample.

The name of the estate comes from "Ca' Pazzo", shown on ancient maps. The estate covers an area of 190 hectares, 54 which are vineyards, 4 are olive groves, 87 which are wooded and 45 are to be planted with new vines. Vivid deep Ruby with a berry fruit bouquet and hints of smoke, aged for 2 years on oak. On the palate cherry & strawberry flavors, with leather, cacao and tar notes. Softening nicely, has lively acidity and approachable tannins, lingering ending with tobacco oak finish. Tasting Sample.

Nov 2nd, 2018
David Kline

Mocha, violets, baked plum, cherry juice, orange. Bright cherry on the palate, from ripe to tart, with ginger snap and espresso notes that sharpen to dried cherry and cranberries. #Carparzo #brunello #Tuscany #montalchino #italianwine #sangiovese

Mocha, violets, baked plum, cherry juice, orange. Bright cherry on the palate, from ripe to tart, with ginger snap and espresso notes that sharpen to dried cherry and cranberries. #Carparzo #brunello #Tuscany #montalchino #italianwine #sangiovese

Oct 29th, 2018
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.0

Moderate concentration, massive tannins this wine drinks more like Barolo (not that that's bad). Caparzo is always an excellent value

Moderate concentration, massive tannins this wine drinks more like Barolo (not that that's bad). Caparzo is always an excellent value

Jan 18th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

I am going to tell you the first time I was going to open this wine I was scared off from opening it. I wee told that Caparzo didn't make a good wine and I would be disappointed. Well I am here to tell you that that is not true with this Sangiovese. I am usually not a big Sangiovese fan and this wine has made me rethink that thought. At first impressions the nose is a bit muted. After a bit of vigorous swirling I am getting plum, black cherry with hints of licorice. This wine is supposed to be right in its drinking period, 2010-2020. At first sip I am pleasantly surprised at how smooth this is. Nice silky tanning, still very good acidity. The fruit is right there with red cherries and strawberry jam. All in all a very nicely balanced and finish.

I am going to tell you the first time I was going to open this wine I was scared off from opening it. I wee told that Caparzo didn't make a good wine and I would be disappointed. Well I am here to tell you that that is not true with this Sangiovese. I am usually not a big Sangiovese fan and this wine has made me rethink that thought. At first impressions the nose is a bit muted. After a bit of vigorous swirling I am getting plum, black cherry with hints of licorice. This wine is supposed to be right in its drinking period, 2010-2020. At first sip I am pleasantly surprised at how smooth this is. Nice silky tanning, still very good acidity. The fruit is right there with red cherries and strawberry jam. All in all a very nicely balanced and finish.

6 people found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2015
Antonio Gianola

Very approachable right now. Generous style with supple tannins.

Very approachable right now. Generous style with supple tannins.

2 people found it helpfulMay 10th, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.2

Drinking fantastic. Rustic and smooth with loads of cherry and herb notes. Tomato leaf and a slight tobacco.

Drinking fantastic. Rustic and smooth with loads of cherry and herb notes. Tomato leaf and a slight tobacco.

2 people found it helpfulNov 6th, 2014
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. Day 1, this was okay. Day 4, this was okay. While this is clearly a traditional, well-made wine, I’m just not terribly impressed by this particular bottle’s showing. Cherries, strawberries, Earl Grey tea and dried herbs...all of which I love!!...but this never really generated any “oompf”. To be honest, this came across more like a really good RdM in terms of quality. I have another bottle that I will hold and see if it delivers more down the road. Maybe I’m missing something 🤷‍♂️? Don’t get me wrong, this is a good wine and better with food but it just doesn’t stir my soul right now and it doesn’t live up to the hype it’s been getting.

Popped and poured. Day 1, this was okay. Day 4, this was okay. While this is clearly a traditional, well-made wine, I’m just not terribly impressed by this particular bottle’s showing. Cherries, strawberries, Earl Grey tea and dried herbs...all of which I love!!...but this never really generated any “oompf”. To be honest, this came across more like a really good RdM in terms of quality. I have another bottle that I will hold and see if it delivers more down the road. Maybe I’m missing something 🤷‍♂️? Don’t get me wrong, this is a good wine and better with food but it just doesn’t stir my soul right now and it doesn’t live up to the hype it’s been getting.

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2018
Jeff Lander

Jeff had this 4 years ago

Jeff had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2014